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Retiring for Less Than a Day Results In Vacant Position

In the case of State ex rel. Internatl. Assn. of Fire Fighters, Local 1536, AFL-CIO v. Sakacs, Slip Opinion No. 2023-Ohio-2976, the Ohio Supreme Court held that the fire chief position was vacant when the fire chief retired for less than a day. In this case, the union argued that the fire chief retired and […]

Appellant Beware: Follow Rules for Notice of Appeal

In the case of Duncan v. Portage Cty. Bd. of Revision, 2023-Ohio-3022, an appellate court held that the property owner failed to properly appeal the decision of the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals when the property owner failed to file the notice of appeal to the board of revision or the county auditor as required […]

Township Goes Out on an Immunity Limb in Failing to Maintain Tree

In the case of Estate of Cook v. Montville Twp., 2023-Ohio-3002, an appellate court affirmed the trial court’s denial of a motion for summary judgment filed by the Defendant-Township, finding that genuine issues of material fact remained as to whether the failure to maintain a tree on Township property which fell onto decedent’s vehicle was […]

Immunity Protects Officer in Call to Duty Motor -Vehicle Collision

In the case of Hale v. Toth, 2023-Ohio-2954, an appellate court affirmed the trial court’s entry of summary judgment in favor of a city and its police officers under R.C. 2744.02(B)(1)(a), finding that the city, officer, and sergeant were immune from civil liability when the officer, in response to an on-duty, emergency call, drove through […]

Former Educator Not Entitled to Specific Position

In the case of Conley v. Youngstown City Sch., N.D.Ohio No. 4:23 CV 01162 (Aug. 23, 2023), a federal district court held that the former educator was not entitled to being moved to a particular job within the school district. In this case, the former educator argued that a previous court decision against the school […]